Luis Vigil died on the 16th of December 2019! RIP!
Luis Vigil passed away: 1949-2019. RIP!
Luis Vigil García was a Spanish ccritic, writer, translator and editorial director. He had launched the Spanish SF magazines “Anticipación” (1966) and “Nueva Dimensión” (1968). At the first Eurocon (Trieste, Italy, 1972), “Nueva dimensión” received the Best European SF Magazine award.
He was science fiction publishing pioneer in Spain and co-director of “Nueva dimensión” (New Dimension) the most important Spanish science fiction magazine (1968 – 1983), and an important European SF magazine.
After closing it, he collaborated with several magazines about counterculture and underground cinema, and in the 90s in others like “Blade Runner Magazine”, “Action Heroes”, “Star Fiction”, “Fangoria” and “SFX”.
He and Domingo Santos created Nomanor, a sword and witchcraft hero, and was an articles, stories and comic scripts author.
Science fiction contest Alberto Magno (Albertus Magnus) winner
The Alberto Magno (Albertus Magnus) Prize is a distinction established in 1989 that is awarded to the winner of the Alberto Magno Literary Science Fiction Contest .
Some days ago, it was announced winner of science fiction story Alberto Magno contest. It´s organized by Science School of Basque Country University, and is its thirty edition.
The winner of the contest, gifted with 2.000 euros, is “Venus elevado a la V” (Venus raised to the V) written by Raúl Gonzálvez de Águila.
2019 Ignotus Awards
During the Spanish SF convention (Hispacon), December 6th-8th 2019, the 2019 Ignotus Awards (Spanish Hugos) were presented.
Web: La nave invisible (The Invisible Ship)
Foreign story: “Binti“, Nnedi Okorafor
Foreign novel: “The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet” , Becky Chambers
Comic: “Lo que más me gusta son los monstruos” (What I like Most are the Monsters), Emil Ferris
Audiovisual: Café Librería (Book Shop Café) , podcast by Carla Plumed
Ilustration cover: SuperSonic, by Juan Alberto Hernández
Related work: New Weird, de Teresa P. Mira, in Origen Cuántico
Essay book: “Contar es escuchar: Sobre la escritura, la lectura, la imaginación” (The Wave in the Mind: Talks and Essays on the Writer, the Reader, and the Imagination), by Ursula K. LeGuin
Retroignotus: Elia Barceló, “Sagrada” (Sacred)
Collection: “La compañía amable” (The Kind Company), by Rocío Vega
Short story: “Por una amiga” (For a female friend), Rocío Vega
Novella: “Uno” (One), Nieves Delgado
Novel: “Bionautas” (Bionauts), Cristina Jurado.